Elton John sexually abused me, says former bodyguard

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Music legend Elton John has been hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former security guard.

Jeffrey Wenninger claimed the 69-year-old "Tiny Dancer" singer inappropriately touched him several times throughout the course of his employment in 2014, reported TMZ.

In another alleged incident, Wenninger accused the musician of saying, "You gorgeous thing, you."

Wenninger, who quit his post in September, 2014, claimed he repeatedly attempted to verbally and physically resist the singer's alleged advances, but to no avail.

The former security guard is suing for sexual harassment and battery.

Representatives for John have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

John's lawyers slam allegations

The singer's legal representatives have strongly denied the claims of sexual harassment made against the music legend, slamming the allegations as "patently untrue".

The famed singer's legal team blasted the allegations as false.

"This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment," Orin Snyder, John's attorney for Rocket Entertainment Group, said in a statement.

"These claims are patently untrue and contradicted by numerous previous statements made by this plaintiff. We will not give into his latest abuse of the legal system," he added.

Wenninger is also suing the private company through which he was working at the time of the alleged incidents.

His attorney, Marla A Brown, refused to address why her client would still be seeking work if what he says is true.

The allegations comes as John prepares for a short residency at Las Vegas' The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, having released a new studio album Wonderful Crazy Night last month.

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